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Per Diem Clinical Administrator, RN, BSN
Category: Nursing Leadership
Job Requisition: 16752
Department: Nursing - Patient Placement
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: PRN / Per Diem
Shift: Day / Night Shift with Rotating Weekend
Hours per Week: .01
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Coordinates patient care activities in collaboration with other hospital departments, physicians, staff, patients, and visitors during evenings, nights and weekends. Functions as the on-site administrator. Participates in quality improvement activities and manages fiscal and human resources in order to provide effective and efficient patient care. Clarifies and interprets hospital policies and procedures. Assigns and allocates staffing resources for the inpatient care units.  These functions are coordinated with hospital administration, department heads, medical staff, and others and are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

  • EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED:  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Master's degree in Nursing preferred and/or equivalent in experience and/or continuing education.
  • LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four years of experience to include one year of administrative/supervisory experience in nursing. A minimum of three years of clinical experience in an acute care facility. Experience in a university teaching hospital preferred.
  • SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to coordinate activities in a complex situation. Flexible and adaptable to change. Remain calm and functional in stressful situations. Ability to set priorities. Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills. Self-directed. Ability to function autonomously.

Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Standards Compliance
  • Complies with professional, regulatory and governmental standards of care.
  • Identifies and conducts quality improvement activities in identified areas.
  • Assesses patient, family and/or staff situations and intervenes with effective problem solving techniques, if necessary.

Clinical Practice/Patient Care
  • Interprets and communicates institutional values, goals and objectives to all Medical Center employees and collaborates with Nursing Management to develop, implement and support institutional and departmental goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates with support services resources essential to nursing and patient care in order to maintain a safe and caring environment for patients that is conducive to positive health teaching, health maintenance and patient and family expectations of care.
  • Facilitates the application of research protocols.

  • Assesses units' patient care activity, acuity and the available personnel in order to staff equitably.
  • Recognizes, addresses and resolves potential concerns, immediate issues and crises.
  • Facilitates patient transfers/discharges to ensure maximum bed utilization.
  • Makes decisions relative to equipment, overtime, use of contract personnel, and staffing assignments within budgeted parameters.
  • Coordinates general hospital emergency situations.
  • Utilizes appropriate information systems.

Human Resources Development
  • Identifies, investigates and takes necessary action in response to inappropriate staff behavior.
  • Evaluates nursing staff and provides evaluative feedback on other staff, making effective recommendations for their professional growth and encouraging same.
  • Keeps current on clinical, management and healthcare topics and is accountable for appropriate self-development.
  • Conducts meetings with off-shift charge nurses for the purpose of managerial support, problem solving and financial effectiveness.
  • Assesses staff educational needs and either refers to the education department or conducts classes him/herself.

Interactive Relationships
  • Encourages and facilitates collaboration and teamwork. Fosters open communications and a positive work environment.
  • Identifies issues for and/or participates in multidisciplinary committees that develop improved methods and systems of patient care delivery.
  • Initiates and maintains professional liaisons with personnel to effectively utilize available resources and facilitate problem solving.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.

A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.

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